An example of a curricular activity to help students master concepts in mechanics is presented. Students measure positions and times of movements using calculators, and construct graphs using spreadsheets. Students learn to connect concepts in mechanics and reinforce them following a spiral approach of increasing complexity. Comments from students about the activity are also presented.
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Restrepo, G. F.
"Helping Students Master Concepts in Mechanics by Graphing with Spreadsheets,"
Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations: Vol. 4
, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jmsce_vamsc/vol4/iss2/8